[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]

Authorities are investigating a deadly crane accident in Milwaukee.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And an accident on Interstate 81 sends a half dozen to the hospital.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Looking forward to at least PARTIAL sunshine for your Thursday, with temperatures running warmer....to near 80 by the afternoon.
High pressure will settle in with drier, milder weather as we head into the weekend.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[cRANE-COLLAPSE]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The search will be continuing today for clues in the deadly collapse of a huge construction crane in Milwaukee.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Milwaukee, WI;]

[4:03:13]
Three people were killed and five injured yesterday when it crumbled to the ground.
Knicknamed ``Big Blue,'' the 567-foot-high crane was one of the biggest in the world.
It fell while lifting a 400-ton load onto theMilwaukee Brewers' partially completed new baseball stadium.
Rescue workers have been using search lights and dogs to look for any others who may have been trapped.
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[E-81-accident]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-16 2:00:08]
[GRAPHIC=81 Accident]


6 people went to the hospital after their car went out of control on Interstate 81.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Regina Walker, four grandchildren and a family friend were on their way home to Chicago yesterday afternoon, when Walker lost control of her sport utility vehicle south of the Dixie Caverns Exit.
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[SOT 01:11:08]
[IN Q=she ran off]

((TROOPER MIKE KEEN/VA. STATE POLICE; SHE RAN OFF THE ROAD ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE HERE BEHIND US, I ASKED THE LADY WHAT HAD HAPPENED, SHE WASN'T SURE EXACTLY WHAT HAD HAPPENED.))
[SUPER=01-Trooper Mike Keen/Virginia State Police;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=what happened - DOUBLE OUT Q]
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[VO-NAT]


Walker pulled the SUV back onto on the road, hit a guardrail and ran off the road again, overturning in the median.
Passing motorists helped take care of the children until rescue workers arrived.
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[SOT 01:07:03]
[IN Q=I grabbed a ]

(( BEKAH PARKER/WITNESS; I GRABBED A BLANKET AND A PILLOW ANS WENT OVER THERE AND COVERED UP SOME OF THE PEOPLE AND GAVE THEM A PILLOW TO LAY ON AND DID AS MUCH AS WE COULD AND TRIED TO COMFORT THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Bekah Parker/Witness; ]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=comfort them]
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[VO-NAT]


Walker and four of the children were treated and released from the hospital last night. One child suffered a broken arm and will be released today.
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[E-Lee-Mural]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-23 1:10:16]
[GRAPHIC=Lee Mural]

Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke is expected to visit Richmond today. Duke's trip involves the controversy surrounding the display of a portrait of Confederate General Robert E-Lee. But the mural could be going back up on Richmond's flood wall.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/July 6]


More than one thousand Richmonders have now spoken out about the revised Civil War mural.
It shows Lee two days after his surrender.
74-percent of residents who responded say the new display is inclusive and balanced.
That's good enough for a 19-member advisory panel, which recommended yesterday that the revised murals go up.
But the Richmond Council member who originally objected to Lee still wants a Council vote on taking the entire display down.
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[E-Orange-Avenue]


[ANCHOR=kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-21 23:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In Richmond a picture sparked controversy - but in Roanoke it's a name.
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[VO-NAT 99-16 1:55:27]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


At Tuesday night's planning commission meeting, commissioners voted to recommend to city council that Orange Avenue be renamed Orange Avenue-slash-Martin Luther King Junior Avenue.
Last night, some people who work on Orange Avenue say they're not happy about that decision.
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[SOT 32:23]
[IN Q=REALLY THEY]

((DIANE KOSSOW/BERTIES RESTAURANT: REALLY THEY OUGHT TO JUST LEAVE IT ORANGE AVENUE, IT HAS BEEN THAT WAY FOR YEARS, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO CHANGE THE LETTER HEADS ON THEIR BUSINESS THAT'S A LOT OF AN EXPENSE.))
[SUPER=01-Diane Kossow/Berties Restaurant]
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[OUT Q=OF AN EXPENSE]
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[VO-NAT]

The Southern Christian Leadership Council thought up the idea for the name change and says all the expense to businesses to change letter heads and signs will be tax deductible. But some residents like Kathy Hurt who grew up along Orange Avenue, say the change will be confusing.
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[SOT 35:09]
[IN Q=IT WILL BE]

((KATHY HURT/OPPOSES CHANGE: IT WILL BE HARD FOR PEOPLE WHO GREW UP HERE AND CAME BACK TO KNOW THERE IS A DIFFERENT NAME, PEOPLE WILL BE LIKE WHERE'S THAT AT.))
[Super=01-Kathy Hurt/Opposes Change;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=WHERE'S THAT AT]
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[VO-NAT]

City council will make the final decision on the name change.
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[6-Southern-Party]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-17 1:31:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The South may be rising again.
The Southern Party is now registered in seven southern states, and has signed up a thousand members.
Ellen Qualls has a look.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Its web site]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Baxley/Southern Party; :27 ]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :38]
[SUPER=01-Chris LaCivita/Republican Party of Virginia; :50 ]
[SUPER=@Ellen2; 1:06 ]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News7.]

(( Its web site just went up ten weeks ago.
Its founders report getting more than 150 e-mails or phone calls a day.
[sot 15:39:08 ]

((JERRY BAXLEY/SOUTHERN PARTY: THIS HAS GROWN SO FAST THAT WE'VE HAD TROUBLE KEEPING UP WITH IT.))
[runs= :04 ]


Chesterfield County auctioneer Jerry Baxley is the Southern National Committee's first vice-chairman.
He says the Southern Party wants to take its states' rights, pro-gun, Christianity in the classrooms message to 16 southern states.... because it's tired of counting on Republicans.
[sot 15:36:10 ]

((JERRY BAXLEY/SOUTHERN PARTY: THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS FAILED MISERABLY EVERY TIME THAT THEY HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO PUSH FORTH THE SOUTHERN PEOPLES' BELIEFS.))
[runs= :11]


The ultimate solution would be the last one: seceding from the Union.
[sot 15:22:12]

((JERRY BAXLEY/SOUTHERN PARTY: WE WOULD BECOME OUR OWN NATION. WE'D HAVE THE ABILITY TO MAKE OUR OWN LAWS. JUST LIKE ANY OTHER NATION.))
[runs= :07]


Virginia Republicans think it's:
[sot 13:41:21 ]

((CHRIS LACIVITA/REPUBLICAN PARTY OF VIRGINIA: A HALF-BAKED IDEA OF TEN GUYS, WHO PROBABLY HAVE ENTIRELY TOO MUCH TIME ON THEIR HANDS, WHO WANT TO FORM A THIRD PARTY AND TALK ABOUT SECEDING FROM THE UNION, WHICH IS TREASONOUS. PERIOD.))

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[sot 15:33:38 ]

((JERRY BAXLEY/SOUTHERN PARTY: THE COLLECTIVE GROUP THAT WE HAVE IS NOT A BUNCH OF NUTS.))
[runs= :06 ]


Nor are they racists, they say.
Black Southerners are an integral part of the southern nation they envision.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))




[umpires]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


Major league umpires have voted to step off the plate.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA;]

[4:19;23]
Claiming they don't get enough respect, umpires have voted to resign September second, and not work the final 4 and a half weeks of the season.
The move was announced following a meeting of the Major League Umpires Association at a Philadelphia hotel.
Team owners -- convinced the umps are replaceable -- seem almost pleased with the decision.
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[E-First-Union]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-24 57:12]
[GRAPHIC=First Union]


First Union says it won't close any more branches or lay off any more workers after reporting low second-quarter earnings.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/File Tape;]


The Charlotte bank had lowered its earnings expectations twice this year
So it didn't come as a surprise that profits were down nine-point three percent from the second quarter last year.
That's 82-cents a share, compared to 92 cents in 1998.
The country's sixth biggest bank says it's past the merger-related problems that have been dragging down its earnings.
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[E-Franklin-Manor]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-19 1:10:27]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Franklin County home for handicapped and elderly adults is closing down.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


The Department of Social Services started investigating Franklin Manor last fall for health violations -- and for months the state would not allow new residents into the home.
By the time Franklin Manor got its new license last month, it had lost more than 300-thousand-dollars to empty beds.
It will close in two weeks.
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[SOT 11:27:03]
[IN Q=I'm very sad]

((KATHERINE EARLES/RESIDENT: I'M VERY SAD BECAUSE I LIKE FRANKLIN MANOR AND I LIKE ROCKY MOUNT AND I'VE MET A LOT OF NICE PEOPLE AND I DON'T WANT TO LEAVE.))
[SUPER=01-Katherine Earles/Resident;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=don't want to leave]
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[VO-NAT]


Local agencies are making sure residents find new homes.
State police are still investigating employees and former employees for criminal activity.
And the father of a resident who died crossing the street last year is suing Franklin Manor.
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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, Researchers have discovered a better way to treat pregant women with AIDS.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]


((ONCAM-MIKA

COMBATING THE SPREAD OF AIDS FROM ONE GENERATION TO THE NEXT... HAS BEEN AN ENORMOUS PROBLEM FOR SOME OF THE WORLD'S POOREST COUNTRIES.
VT-VO
WELL NOW, RESEARCHERS HAVE DISCOVERED A BETTER WAY TO TREAT PREGNANT WOMEN WITH AIDS--
ONE THAT IS AFFORDABLE FOR IMPOVERISHED NATIONS.
ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH... THE DRUG, NEVIRAPINE, IS 47-PERCENT MORE EFFECTIVE AT BLOCKING AIDS TRANSMISSION FROM MOTHER TO CHILD.. THAN THE STANDARD MEDICINE, A-Z-T.
NEVIRAPINE IS ALSO A LOT CHEAPER-- AND REQUIRES FEWER DOSES--THAN A-Z-T.
THIS IS IDEAL FOR PLACES LIKE SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA.. WHERE UP TO 40-PERCENT OF PREGNANT WOMEN ARE INFECTED WITH THE AIDS VIRUS.
VT-VO
THERE MAY SOON BE A D-N-A VACCINE FOR ANOTHER DISEASE KILLING MILLIONS AROUND THE WORLD.
BRITISH SCIENTISTS SAY A TUBERCULOSIS VACCINE REDUCED LEVELS OF THE BACTERIA IN MICE... AND ALSO HELPED PREVENT THE DISEASE FROM OCCURING.
THE VACCINE COULD SOMEDAY BE TRIED ON HUMANS-- PENDING THE OUTCOME OF FURTHER ANIMAL TESTS.
THE STUDY WAS PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL, NATURE.
VT-VO
AND WOMEN OF SCANDINAVIAN DESCENT SEEM TO BE AT A GREATER RISK FOR BREAST CANCER.. THAN WOMEN OF OTHER CAUCASIAN NATIONALITIES.
A MAYO CLINIC STUDY TRACKING BREAST CANCER AMONG WHITES.. FOUND THAT WOMEN OF SCANDINAVIAN HERITAGE WERE 40-PERCENT MORE LIKELY OF GETTING THE DISEASE.
WOMEN OF IRISH DESCENT HAD THE LEAST RISK.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


School officials in Boston have voted to end the city's 25-year-old busing program -- the one that sent the city into turmoil in the 1970's. The decision came after a group of white parents filed suit, claiming the policy has kept their kids out of the schools of their choice.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]

Authorities are investigating a deadly crane accident in Milwaukee.
A 567-foot crane being used to build a new baseball stadium collapsed yesterday, killing three people and injuring five others.
The crane fell while lifting a section of Miller Park's retractable roof.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Major League baseball could be coming apart at the seams.
The league's umpires say they're going to quit in September -- a little more than a month before the season ends. They cite a labor dispute with team owners, who seem unmoved by the
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday July 15th.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[SERIAL-KILLER]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=ramirez]


The man accused of going on a killing spree while riding freight trains.. is charged with yet another murder.
Angel Resendez was formally charged yesterday.. for the 19-97 beating death of an elderly woman in east Texas.
He's also been indicted for two murders in Illinois, and one in Kentucky.
Officials are awaiting D-N-A results which could link him to several other killings.
Lee Cowan reports.
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[SOT]

[4:07:04]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Ron Walker/Houston Police Department; :12]
[SUPER=01-Drew Carter/Texas Ranger; :38]
[SUPER=01-Devon Anderson/Assistant Prosecutor ; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Allen Tanner/Resendez' Attorney; 1:11]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:17]
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[OUT Q=cbs News Houston]

((

(( SUPER: LT. RON WALKER/HOUSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT )) (( SOT AT 123631 ))

"This morning we got a match on the Hughes Spring case that links it to Mr. Ramirez."
INVESTIGATORS SAY THE MATCH WAS A HANDPRINT FOUND ON THE REAR WINDOW OF LEFFIE MASON'S HOME-- AN 87-YEAR OLD EAST TEXAS WOMAN-- FOUND BEATEN TO DEATH IN 1997. IT WAS ENOUGH TO UP THE TOTAL NUMBER OF KILLINGS TO NINE-- AND ENOUGH FOR PROSECUTORS TO FORMALLY CHARGE THE MAN KNOWN AS THE RAILROAD KILLER WITH CAPITAL MURDER.

(( SUPER: DREW CARTER/TEXAS RANGERSOT AT 121607 ))

"We work the case and have physical evidence, but we're like everyone else, there are a lot of things we're wondering about, is why, if this did occur, why?"
SO FAR-- ANGEL RESENDEZ-- A NAME HE TOLD THE JUDGE WAS HIS REAL ONE-- IS COOPERATING WITH AUTHORITIES-- ANSWERING QUESTIONS AND APPARENTLY EAGER TO GET THE PROCESS MOVING. BUT-- THAT WAS BEFORE THE TEXAS MURDER CHARGE AND STILL LONG BEFORE DNA EVIDENCE IN ANOTHER CASE IS DUE BACK FROM THE LAB.
((SUPER: DEVON ANDERSON/ HARRIS CO. ASST. PROSECUTOR)) "If what we know about him is true - then he's your worst nightmare."
HIS ATTORNEYS ARE STILL HOPING FOR THE BEST.

SOT: ALLEN TANNER/RESENDEZ' ATTORNEY

ANY TIME SOMEONE TURNS THEMSELVES IN-- IT IS MUCH IN THEIR FAVOR.
STANDUP: THE CAPITAL MURDER CHARGE IN TEXAS MEANS RESENDEZ WILL NOW FACE THE DEATH PENALTY-- AND IT COULD ALSO MEAN THE TWO OTHER STATES WHERE HE IS A MURDER SUSPECT AS WELL-- MAY NEVER GET THEIR CHANCE TO PROSECUTE.

LEE COWAN, CBS NEWS, HOUSTON.))[Boston-busing]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Boston school officials vote to end school busing-- rolling back 25 years of desegration there.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston;]


This, after a group of white parents filed a lawsuit.. accusing the school system of discriminating against their children.. by denying them access to their chosen schools.
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[SOT]
[2 SOT 4:02:02-09 AND 4:01:26-34]
[IN Q=I THINK WHEN CHILDREN...]
[SUPER=01-John O'Toole/Plaintiff;]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Gloria Fox/(D) Boston;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=UNDER THE TABLE.]
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[VO-NAT]

[SHOW FILE VIDEO FROM 74]
In 1974, a court order forcing school busing in Boston.. sparked huge protests.
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[E-County-Schools]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=599-10 43:21]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. Schools]


Improvements planned for Glenvar Middle School were scheduled to move forward this year.
But now the construction project may be delayed for several months.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The architects are just a couple of weeks from completing their designs... and the project was scheduled to go to bid before the end of the summer.
But with the pricetag now four and half million dollars higher than earlier estimates, the county supervisors are urging the school board to hold off until Spring.
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[SOT 02:47:41]
[IN Q=These are critical]

((MARION ROARK/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: THESE ARE CRITICAL THAT THEY GO AND THAT WE RECTIFY THE PROBLEMS WE KNOW WE HAVE, JUST AS PROMPTLY AS WE CAN.))
[SUPER=01-Marion Roark/School Board Chairman]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=as promptly as we can.]
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[VO-NAT]


School Board Chairman Marion Roark believes the Glenvar improvements should go forward on schedule.
But board member Mike Stovall says the school system must take a closer look at possible savings identified in a review of the project.
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[SOT 02:44:10]
[IN Q=I want to make sure]

((I WANT TO MAKE SURE BEFORE WE SPEND 7.9 MILLION DOLLARS OF THE TAXPAYERS DOLLARS THAT WE'VE DONE IT RIGHT.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Stovall/School Board Member; ]
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[OUT Q=done it right.]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


The discussion will continue when the School Board meets tonight.[E-D-Day-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=99-21 59:24]
[GRAPHIC=D-Day Memorial]

Bedford's National D-Day memorial is one step closer to completion.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]

A Forest contractor has won the bid to construct the centerpiece--called Victory Plaza. The main feature is a granite arch standing over 40 feet tall. "Final Tribute"--the sculpture that will sit under the arch--is finished and now it just needs someone to build the plaza around it. The foundation selected Coleman-Adams Construction for the job. The contractor offered both the lowest bid and the soonest completion date. The foundation hopes to have the whole memorial complete by June 6th, 2001--the 57th anniversary of D-Day.
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[Ventura]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=rsp]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
Jesse The "Brain" Ventura...the governor of Minnesota is jumping back into the professional wrestling ring again.


Drew Levinson has the details on his next match.
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[SOT 4:21:39]
[IN Q=Hundreds of]
[SUPER=01-Gov. Jesse Ventura/(I) Minnesota]
[SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN]
[Super=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=CBS, Detroit]


((
HUNDREDS OF WRESTLING FANS CHEERED AS MINNESOTA GOVERNOR JESSE VENTURA

ANNOUNCED THAT HE WILL STEP BACK INTO THE RING NEXT MONTH.. NOT IN COSTIME --AS A WRESTLER, BUT AS A GUEST REFEREE FOR THE WORLD WRESTLING FEDERATION'S SUMMERSLAM.

(SOT) Gov. Jesse Ventura/I-Minnesota

11:13:12 "This will be a title match like no other title match they've ever seen before because I have the power."
DURING THE NEWS CONFERENCE, VENTURA WHO IS A FORMER PROFESSIONAL WRESTLER KNOWN AS JESSE "THE BODY" VENTURA.. ACCEPTED YELLOW AND BLACK FEATHER BOAS AND PUT ON JEWEL-STUDDED SUNGLASSES. HE ALSO RESPONDED TO CRITICISM THAT HIS TIES TO THE W-W-F THREATEN THE DIGNITY OF THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE.

(SOT) Gov. Jesse Ventura/I-Minnesota

11:34:52 "When I was running for this office, the press would never refer to me as former mayor. The press always refered to me as former pro wrestler so I don't see why anyone would be upset at all."
EVEN THOUGH HE WON'T BE TAKING THE RING AS A WRESTLER, VENTURA SAYS NEXT MONTH'S EVENT IS MOTIVATION TO WORK OUT AND LOSE WEIGHT.

(SOT) Gov. Jesse Ventura/I-Minnesota

11:44:24 "I'm in the worst physical shape two weeks ago that I've ever been in my adult life. And I want to thank for the WWF for motivating me.. motivating me to get back into shape."
VENTURA WILL BE PAID 100-THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THE PAY-PER-VIEW EVENT. HALF OF THE MONEY.. HE SAYS.. WILL GO TO A FOUNDATION FOR ABUSED CHILDREN. THE OTHER HALF.. TO A SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT AT HIS HIGH SCHOOL ALMA MATER IN MINNEAPOLIS.
DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, DETROIT.))

[E-Hearing-Center]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-20 1:06:55]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Patients are getting an earful of digital technology at the new Hearing Center in Hollins.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hollins; ]

Old hearing aid devices just amplified all sound -- making it difficult to distinguish speech and just plain noise.
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[SOT ub 10 17 26]
[IN Q=Noise and speech]

((DR. M.D. MACALLISTER/THE HEARING CENTER: TODAY, WITH THESE INSTRUMENTS, WHAT WE CAN DO IS LOOK AT...SOUNDS THAT LAST FOR A LONG TIME OUT THERE, AS COMPARED TO SPEECH AND MUSIC AND BY DIGITALLY TREATING THAT SOUND IN A DIFFERENT WAY, WE CAN ACTUALLY HAVE BETTER RESULTS IN NOISE THAN WE COULD WITH ANY OTHER TYPE INSTRUMENTATION.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. M. D. MacAllister/The Hearing Center; ]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=type instrumentation.]
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[VO-NAT]

The digital audiometer (Aw-dee-ah-MITER) allows patients to hear certain sounds they had lost like notes in music.
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[E-McGraw]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A grand jury this week charged a former teacher at Giles High school with embezzling more than 25-thousand dollars.

Laura McGraw is accused of taking the money from the Giles County Partnership for Excellence Foundation, over a nine month period.
McGraw was the organization's treasurer.
The sheriff's department was made aware of the problem earlier this year.
An investigator says around that time, McGraw took retirement.
McGraw taught at Giles High school for approximately 20- years.
[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Some residents and employees along Orange Avenue are not happy about a recent recommendation to change the name of the road.
Tuesday night commissioner's voted to recommend to city council that Orange Avenue be renamed Orange Avenue-slash-Martin Luther King Junior Avenue. The Southern Christian Leadership Council thought up the idea for the name change and says all the expense to businesses to change letter heads and signs will be tax deductible. City council will make the final decision on the name change.

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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Franklin Manor home for handicapped and elderly adults will close in 2 weeks.
The Department of Social Services started investigating Franklin Manor last fall for health violations -- and for months the state would not allow new residents into the home.
By the time Franklin Manor got its new license last month, it had lost more than 300-thousand-dollars to empty beds. State police are still investigating employees and former employees for criminal activity.

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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


First Union says it won't close any more branches or lay off any more workers after reporting low second-quarter earnings.
Profits were down nine-point three percent from the second quarter last year. The company says it's past the merger-related problems that have been dragging down its earnings.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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